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Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Lord of the Rings:
The Fellowship of the Ring

Action/Adventure and Drama
2 hrs. 58 min.
Set in mythic pre-historic times, a young hobbit named Frodo Baggins inherits a magic ring from his elderly cousin Bilbo. Wise to the powers that the magic ring holds, the dark Lord Sauron wants it, knowing it will enable him to enslave the people of Middle Earth. In his effort to thwart Sauron, Frodo recruits the fellowship of a wizard, an elf, a dwarf and others on a mission to destroy the ring by casting it into the volcanic fires in the Crack of Doom. However, the ring unleashes its own power as a result of the struggle....
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for epic battle sequences and some scary images.

THAT was quite a movie! Amazing!
Though not 100% true to the book, this is about as close as you can get in three hours. This film brought the book to life in a way I could hardly have imagined. I'm going to have to see it again, and again and again. I'm sure I could find one or two nitpicks if I tried, but I would be hard pressed to think of one until I've seen it again. My only complaint about the movie so far was that the theater was so crowded that I had to sit way up front.
The effects were great and the battle sceens where stunning!
If that weren't enough, two words: Christopher Lee.
Just wow.
Don't take my word for it, see it for your self.
Oh, and if you are going to nitpick that it wasn't 100% true to the book, you can go stuff your self. There is no way to bring a 100% true account of The Lord of the Rings to the silver screen in under nine hours. This is one of the best book to screen adaptations I have ever seen. It is true to the spirit of the book. If you want a 100% faithful rendition of The Lord of the Rings, then read the damn books!
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